Horses, Healing & Hope

Est. 1996

MTR works with the natural healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the quality of life of children, adults, active military and veterans with special needs. Our premier, accredited, high-quality programs open new pathways of healing for children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

  • Participate

    MTR has programs for children, adults and veterans with special needs.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteers are the foundation of MTR and impact the lives of our riders and horses daily. Join us to be inspired and have fun!

  • Support

    MTR covers 80% of the cost of therapy for our riders and military members receive therapy at no cost. Help us keep our programs available to everyone.

  • Learn More

    From events and herd happenings to educational courses and breaking news, sign up for Bits & Beats, our quarterly newsletter.

  • Participate

    MTR has programs for children, adults and veterans with special needs.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteers are the foundation of MTR and impact the lives of our riders and horses daily. Join us to be inspired and have fun!

  • Support

    MTR covers 80% of the cost of therapy for our riders and military members receive therapy at no cost. Help us keep our programs available to everyone.

  • Learn More

    From events and herd happenings to educational courses and breaking news, sign up for Bits & Beats, our quarterly newsletter. (We hate spam, too, and will never share your information.)

Impact

How Our Horses Help Heal

I couldn’t believe that after each lesson, his speech had become better and better! One thing is certain, when the riders are on their horse; the whole world is brighter for them. I’ve seen the smiles, and shared the stories, and it is truly a place where healing takes place. I feel blessed to be part of the MTR experience, and I would love for others to be able to grasp the rewarding feeling I see my Gabriel feeling (and me too) every time he rides.

Gabe's Mom

On behalf of my son Sam, I would like to express our gratitude for the work that MTR does. Beyond the expected benefits of his therapy (increased muscle tone and bodily control, etc.), Sam has also developed added self-confidence that helps him in other facets of his life. We're glad to be part of such a wonderful program.

Jill and Ben, Sam's Parents

Teamwork is what MTR is all about, from early in the morning to later in the day, our horses, our riders, our volunteers and our hard-working staff are united in an extraordinary team with the common goal of caring for each other in pursuit of our mission.

Richard Mosher, Volunteer

There is no simplistic way to express my gratitude, progress and overwhelming appreciation for MTR's existence and programs offered. In this past year alone, I've been able to sit unsupported, trot, stand up in the stirrups. I've also been able to stand without upper extremity support, walk supported on graded ground (in/down cline) and ride sideways and backwards to maximize the benefits a horse can provide. In ONE year, I've seen the pace of my recovery go from 0 to 60 on a scale of 0-100, in the sense that every session gives me new reasons to celebrate.

Selina, MTR Rider

Did You Know?

MTR asks for only a fraction of what it actually costs to provide therapy to our riders? And military members receive their therapy at no cost.

How Do We Do It?

Amazing, loyal donors who give year to year allow us to keep costs low for our riders, provide the best care for our horses and keep the farm in tip-top shape. 

Why Does It Matter?

Most families wouldn't be able to pay for the life-changing opportunities that our horses provide for the children and adults who love them.

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